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Miguel Hernández

Since this useless grief of minelikes the taste of rain, snail shells,the organs of the body,I’ll go ahead and feed your heart to the disheartened poppies.Grief bunches up between my ribs,each breath I take is painful. The hard slap of a hand, an icy fist,that violent, that fatal, unseenblow of an ax has cut you… Continue reading Miguel Hernández

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Tsangyang Gyatso

Drawing diagrams I measuredMovements of the stars;Though her tender flesh is nearHer mind I cannot measure. —Tsangyang Gyatso, The Turquoise Bee: The Tantric Lovesongs of the Sixth Dalai Lama. (Harpercollins; 1st edition March 1994)

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Ted Kooser

She’d had little patience with darkness, and her heartheld only a measure of shadow. I touchedthe warm dust of those colors, her tools,and left there with light on the tips of my fingers. ― Ted Kooser, from “A Box of Pastels,,” Delights and Shadows. (Copper Canyon Press; 1st edition May 1, 2004)

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